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Moms Association elects officers, directors during Moms Weekend


CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Mary Jo Farrell, McHenry, has been elected president of the Mothers Association at the University of Illinois.
Farrell is the mother of Tom, a junior in the UI College of Fine and Applied Arts.

Other newly elected Mothers Association officers include (EDITORS:  See list.).

The election was held during the annual Moms Weekend in April at the UI.  The tradition began in 1921; the UI generally is thought to have been the first university in the nation to designate a weekend honoring students’ mothers.

The association, established in 1923, works to promote a stronger relationship between the university and the citizens of Illinois.


BELLEVILLE – Linda Beys, treasurer
BLOOMINGTON – Susan Hurliman, board member
CHARLESTON – Joyce Lawrence, board member
CHICAGO – Maria Ciesla, board member
DOWNERS GROVE – Suzy Gray, secretary
DUNLAP – Wendy Clary, second vice president; Peggy Murphy, board member
GREENUP – Lynn Carrell, board member
LANSING – Paula Zelanik, board member
MACOMB – Kathy Perone, board member
MATTESON – Michelle Speaks, board member
MATTOON – Merrie Henderson, board member
NILES – Carmie Frey, board member
NORTH CHICAGO – Hai Nguyen, board member
OAKLAND – Roxanne Frey, third vice president
OREANA – Pam Wentworth, board member
SPRINGFIELD – Sena Nelson, board member
TAYLOR RIDGE – Marcia Winter, first vice president
WEST UNION – Barbara Richards, board member